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Western Explorer Road Closed Due to Fire

17/03/2008

The public is being asked to avoid travel in the Savage River area of the north-west due to a large bushfire in the area.

Parks and Wildlife Service incident controller Chris Arthur said the Western Explorer Road is closed to traffic, however road access to Tullah, Rosebery, Waratah and Savage River is not affected," Mr Arthur said.

"It is likely however that smoke will impact on these West Coast towns today and in the next several days."

The fire is burning on both sides of the Western Explorer Road near Mt Bolton northwest of Savage River, within the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area and the Donaldson River Nature Recreation Area.

It has burnt approximately 1900 hectares since it started on the weekend. It is a fast moving fire that is burning through rainforest, tall eucalypt forest and buttongrass plains.

Mr Arthur said the fact that the fire is burning through rainforest is an indication of the extremely dry conditions.

Parks and Wildlife Service crews will set up an incident control centre for fire fighting operations at Savage River this morning. The fire fighting effort today will include about 25 Parks and Wildlife Service staff as well as Forestry Tasmania staff. Three helicopters will assist operations.

No assets are currently threatened by the fire.